Steubenville, Ohio, is standing firm on its new logo, which
contains a cross and a chapel in one section.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation is threatening
to sue if it is not removed, according to attorney Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel.
Staver says that section of the logo has special significance.
"The Franciscan Chapel in this small community is part of the
Franciscan University, which is very influential and very important
to the history of Steubenville," Staver explains. "This particular
logo has that as one of several different pictures."
"To suggest that this is an establishment of
religion is absolutely preposterous, but this is just the same
modus operandi for Freedom From Religion Foundation, which is a
very anti-Christian organization bent on literally erasing every
picture, every word, every memory of our Judeo/Christian heritage
from America," the attorney says.
Franciscan University not only has historical importance but is
also the town's biggest employer.
Staver is pleased that Steubenville is refusing to back down,
and he notes that Liberty Counsel has offered to represent the city
free of charge.